Isekai Monster Breeder

Chapter 136 – Life in Prison (II)

“You are… Crow…?”

There’s no doubt about it.
I’m late to notice because he’s wearing a prisoner’s uniform, but the boy in front of me must be the cheating hero I knew before.

His name is Cross Ryuki… also known as the “Crow of the Twin Swords”.
There’s no need to hide it, this boy is one of those cheating characters who was given the strongest job in the world, the “Hero”.

“Hmm. Until you realized.”

He smiles meaningfully at me with a look of wonder on his face.

Why is the strongest hero in the prison tower?
If anything, I thought he was the one who caught the criminals…

“What are you doing, you idiot? Don’t even think about entering the room!”
“Ughhhh—!”

Crow rolled around the room limp as a guard kicked him in the ass.

Huh? Huuuuuuuh!?

What the hell? What’s going on?
You, uh… What the hell is that “Ugh”?!

There’s a limit to your character’s decline!
I thought your trait was “the most powerful cheating hero character”!

“I know what you’re thinking, but don’t get me wrong. I’ve just been given the same ‘weakening drug’ as you.”
“S-so that’s what you meant…”

Even the strongest cheating heroes cannot win against the status conditions.
And I thought that since he’s Crow, he should at least have the skill to repel the status conditions.

“…So why did they send you to jail?”

It’s the only thing that really doesn’t make sense here.
It can be said that the existence of Crow, a human even stronger than the entire demon race, is a hope for humanity.

With Crow trapped, who will defeat the Demon Lord? Suicide is also a good option.

“Don’t you see? Who has the most to gain from our imprisonment? If you think about it, you’ll get to the bottom of it…”

With that said, I can come to a conclusion.

If you think about it, it’s not natural.
How can two people summoned from modern Japan be arrested at the same time?

…We were set up.

It can’t be a coincidence.

“…It seems you’ve come up with the answer. The second in command of the Demon Lord Army, the ‘Great Wise’ Hyunckel. Turns out that’s the name of the guy who framed us.

Despite the desperate situation, Crow told me in a slow and relaxed tone of voice.

“Hyunckel, who was praised as the wisest general in the Demon Lord Army, has sent emissaries all over the world, and has also acquired the ability to interfere greatly in the internal affairs of humans. Perhaps he is trying to eliminate the ‘undesirables’ by the time the Demon Lord reappears.”

Damn it!
So, the fact that Carolina was taken, and the arrest of the hero summoned from Japan was all planned by a man named Hyunckel…

“Crow. Tell me something. That guy, Hyunckel, was he the one who resurrected the Demon Lord?”
“Probably. The only person who can move the Demon Lord’s Castle is the only person who could be the vessel of the Demon Lord. No one else could.”

In prison, Crow told me the details of the circumstances of the appearance of the Demon Lord’s Castle.

Things go back more than a year.

At that time, the body of the Demon Lord Iblis was kept immobile in the royal capital.
This is because the Demon Lord, even though he was defeated by a hero five hundred years ago, even after losing his soul, would still radiate strong magical power, and they were afraid that the demons would use it to do evil.

But Hyunckel found out where it was. With his sneaky hands, he stole Iblis’ body and somehow revived it.

“You seem to be very well informed about the inner workings of the world. How the hell do you know that, Crow?”

No matter how you look at it, it wasn’t natural.
Not even Carolina, who was actually a member of the Demon Lord Army, could clearly explain how the Demon Lord’s Castle came about.

“Of course. It was none other than me who managed to sneak in among the royal guards and steal Iblis’ body.”
“What? Huh? What did you say?”

What did this guy just say?
I must have misheard. Yeah, I heard wrong.

“Don’t get me wrong. Kazehaya. I fell into Hyunckel’s dirty trap. It was that strange girl who asked me to steal his body. She had the most magnificent breasts. I didn’t mean to.”
“That wasn’t unintentional at all!”
“…Gwa!”

In a fit of emotion, I punched Crow in the face as hard as I could.
Crow’s body, weakened by the status condition, rolled across the floor with a thud.

“You’re such a virgin! It’s all your fault!”

I was so focused on his strengths as a cheating hero that I had completely lost sight of his weaknesses.

The weakness of the absolutely invincible and strongest hero… that is, his tolerance for girls was the same as that of an elementary school boy.

Perhaps this time he was sent to prison is due to the fact that he was caught in a honey trap set by Hyunckel.

If you wanted to take Crow alive, fighting fair was out of the question.

“…Ugh. That’s terrible. You didn’t have to hit me.”

When I looked at Crow, he had tears in his eyes, holding his cheek from the blow.

This guy… seriously…
I want to punch myself for being afraid of Crow as a cheating hero so far.

After all, underneath that toughest, most famous cheating hero facade, he was just a naive high school boy.

“Gee, I’m sorry. For hitting you out of the blue. You got any better ideas than that? I’m trying to get out of here.”

Anyway, we need to get out of here as soon as possible.
Now that we know this Hyunckel guy, who framed us both, is one of the bad guys, we have more reason than ever to get Carolina back.

“It’s no use. Those of us who have fallen into a weakness condition are just high school students like everyone else. Now that we’ve reached this point… our defeat is final…”

Shit.
I was an idiot for trying to trust this guy!

In fact, Crow’s right that the situation is so desperate, and that fact hasn’t changed.

It was impossible to escape from the prison tower no matter how many ordinary high school students were together just because they’re friends now.

“It’s all right if it ends well…”

It was right after I looked up to the sky in despair.

Wha…?
Was it my imagination?

For a moment, I thought I saw the face of a familiar idiot in the bedroom window…

‘Sou-ta~! Aphrodite the pre-prettiest is here to save you~’

The silly goddess has a smug look on her face through the windowpane.

Definitely.
It’s really Aphrodite!

What’s happening in front of us is beyond the comprehension of the human brain.

How did she get here?

The room we were locked in was supposed to be pretty high up in the prison tower.

‘Damn it. You sure are heavy.’

Any doubts I had were dispelled the moment I saw Yuuko’s face from outside the window.

Yuuko, who had the skill to fly because she was a Wraith, was breathing heavily over her shoulder as she held Aphrodite in her arms.

……
…………

I was wrong about one thing.

It’s not all skills or stats.
Apparently, since I was summoned to this other world, I’ve acquired many important things that don’t appear in the numbers.

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